About Green Eastman LLC
After years of residential and commercial interior design projects, Karla Green and Phyllis Eastman found that they had similar design sensibilities and concepts. Each has had her own design business and Phyllis owned the upscale furniture store Lee/Eastman and Karla has her contractor’s license. Green Eastman was born out of a desire to help our own generation, as well as others, with lifestyle choices and housing needs. As leading edge Baby Boomers ourselves, we understand both the complexities that our generation will face and those that we have faced.
We have life and professional experiences to be able to offer a broad range of services to meet the needs of our clients. We are your “Go To Design Firm” with experience, ingenuity and attentiveness, whether you want to update your home to age gracefully in place or create a home able to handle a young, growing family.
Phyllis was born in Portland, Oregon into an artistic family that fostered the creative process. She graduated with Honors from Bassist College, currently the Art Institute in Portland, receiving her degree w/Honors in Interior Design. Most recently received certificates in Kitchen and Bath Design and Accessibility and Aging in Place.
As a renowned Interior Designer and Space Planner, Phyllis does not have a set style preferring to make her designs distinguishable through her sensitivity to the client needs, budget and appropriateness to the setting.
After years of creating beautiful and exciting interiors for hospitality clients, she became a Manufacturer’s Representative for DuPont CORIAN moving to Salt Lake City, on Special Assignment.
One of Phyllis’ major achievements was to create, LEE/Eastman, an exclusive high-end contemporary Design Studio, located near Bridgeport Village. Realizing there was a need for quality Northwest Contemporary Furniture in Portland she developed the project from scratch. She, “Planned | Designed | Opened | Operated” the business. Upon joining forces with Karla Green to create the dynamic team of GreenEastman in 2015, Phyllis and Karla have become a powerhouse of creativity in the Northwest.
Karla moved to Portland in 1986. Not quite a native, she loves and embraces all that makes Portland great. Karla’s professional education started at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Fine Art in Painting and Design and ended with a BFA in Interior Design from Marylhurst University. As a foreign student in Israel and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, she developed her love for travel, art and culture, and international understanding. Karla brings that passion and sensitivity to her work with
An Allied member and former President of the Oregon Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), she is also one of the few licensed and bonded women general contractors with the State of Oregon (CCB #212355)! Formerly, she was on the ORA (Oregon Remodelers Association, now NARI Pacific NW/ORA) Board of Directors.
As a designer first, and licensed contractor, she consistently provides high quality Design/Build Services and Project Management, for residential and small commercial clients. Attention to detail ensures that the firm’s projects go from wish-list to fabulous finished projects.